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Offlinefoolofsand

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    Dash Lighting
    « on: 2018-07-09 21:38:56 »
    OK, so I have the 2011 r1200rt. The dash lighting is probably the worst I have ever seen on a motorcycle.  In the daytime it is like non usable.
    So, my question is, are there any improvements out there or some type of a plastic color covering for the dash to enhance the view?
    Thanks

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    Re: Dash Lighting
    « Reply #1 on: 2018-07-26 20:36:21 »
    OK, so I have the 2011 r1200rt. The dash lighting is probably the worst I have ever seen on a motorcycle. In the daytime it is like non usable.
    So, my question is, are there any improvements out there or some type of a plastic color covering for the dash to enhance the view?
    Thanks

    On my 07 K1200GT the dash lighting goes off in the daytime. There's a small 5 mm sensor on the speedo face that detects the light. If I stick a finger over the sensor the dash lights up.

    Have a look if there's a similar sensor on your and stick a piece of tape on the Perspex to hide the light from the sensor
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    Offlinebandytales

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      Re: Dash Lighting
      « Reply #2 on: 2018-07-30 10:48:17 »
      OK, so I have the 2011 r1200rt. The dash lighting is probably the worst I have ever seen on a motorcycle.  In the daytime it is like non usable.
      So, my question is, are there any improvements out there or some type of a plastic color covering for the dash to enhance the view?
      Thanks
      Do you mean Dash lighting, or do you mean reflections?

      Offlineraider57

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        Re: Dash Lighting
        « Reply #3 on: 2018-07-30 18:32:43 »
        On my 07 K1200GT the dash lighting goes off in the daytime. There's a small 5 mm sensor on the speedo face that detects the light. If I stick a finger over the sensor the dash lights up.
        Have a look if there's a similar sensor on your and stick a piece of tape on the Perspex to hide the light from the sensor
        Interesting.  I may do some experimenting on my 2012 RT.  The center screen is tough to read in daylight.

        Offlineds99

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          Re: Dash Lighting
          « Reply #4 on: 2018-07-31 10:48:04 »
          on my 2007 RT I can adjust the dash lighting level with the buttons on the dash

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            Re: Dash Lighting
            « Reply #5 on: 2018-07-31 17:39:16 »
            on my 2007 RT I can adjust the dash lighting level with the buttons on the dash
            That's correct, I do have several brightness setting options, but I think what the issue here is that during bright daylight there is no illumination activated on the center screen, so it is very tough to read when it's not lighted up. No contrast.
            My lighting does come on automatically if I enter shaded/wooded areas and then it's very easy to see the screen info.
            « Last Edit: 2018-07-31 17:42:13 by raider57 »

            Offlinefoolofsand

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              Re: Dash Lighting
              « Reply #6 on: 2018-09-14 09:10:42 »
              Do you mean Dash lighting, or do you mean reflections?
              just cant see in daytime whether it has reflections or not---night time is great but daytime the worse ever--any aftermarket replacements etc or some screen that can be put on to see better?